This is one of the most darkly beautiful roses ever from a cross of a rugosa x R. foliolosa. The unique shade of deep purple and the velvety texture is nearly impossible to describe or capture in a photograph. Combine this with stamens of the same deep purple that are bright yellow at the tips, plum colored canes, and purple thorns. This is so beautiful it should not be reserved for the far North. It is adaptable to beach gardens, field or forest edge planting but is lovely enough to be included in the finest rose or perennial gardens as well.
Basye’s Purple blooms prolifically throughout the season. Blooms average 2.5″, occurring often in clusters with some solitary blooms. Ownroot plants form manageable thickets of suckers and make lovely background plantings.
Introduced in 1968 by Basye.